Collaboration with mathematicians and climate modellers Rita van Dingenen
and Jean Philippe Putaud, JRC, European Commission, Ipsra, Italy
Carbon ink prints photographies, Variable dimensions, Phials of Carbon black particles, cartographies
Following Carbon Black Project protocol, this series of sky portraits is realised this time in a sessile way. Like a plant, fixed in its environment, the intention is to let ourselves be crossed by the meteors we create: the carbon black particles, a particulate matter only visible at a scale of 2.5 microns and which reveals our permeability to the world.
The protocol implies flying a helium inflated ballon taking into the invisibile matter of the sky a filter to capture the carbon black particles in the air. We later extract the collected particles by immersing the filters in an ion baths and transform them into ink. Each photography is thus printed from a part of the particulate matter collected in the sky where the photography was made.
These sky portraits are exhibited along their repsective carbon black particles phials as well as maps showing the trajectories of the particles from the point they were emmitted to the point they meet our bodies. These multiples emphasizes the dissolution of the boundaries between the inside and the outside revealing the soluble frontier between our bodies and environments marked by human activities. They invites to turn our attention to the world that constitutes us and that we contribute to modify in a network of complex entanglements.